2014 Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) Individual Award

The Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) is a joint Technical Society of Engineers Australia and IPENZ New Zealand, formed to further the interests of the railway industry at large and its individual participants. The RTSA is a non-profit organization and was established in 1997 for the purpose of promoting the co-operation of academic, industrial, commercial and governmental organizations in relation to the practice and advancement of railway technology and management in Australasia.

The Individual Award is offered annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the railway industry.

The 2014 RTSA Individual Award was awarded to Mr. Ravi Ravitharan in recognition of the outstanding contribution that he has made to the Australian and international rail industry since the 1980s and the successful efforts that he has made to grow the business of the Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) whose Director he has been since 2010.

The award also recognises, in part, the significant contribution that Ravi has made to the RTSA since its establishment in 1998. His activities with the RTSA include the positions of Executive Chair (2006-2008), Deputy Executive Chair (2004-2006), National Treasurer (1998-2004) and Chair of the Professional Development Sub-committee (2006-2013). Prestigious Life Membership of RTSA was also awarded to Ravi in 2011 for his services to the railway industry.

For additional details about the award, please visit the following web sites:

IRT Wins Another Coveted National Industry Award

RTSA Awards 2014 Ravi Ravitharan

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